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Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

Today's Scoop Just Politics News Summary

POLITICS HEADLINES:
Pacific: Clark Assures Sogavare He Will Not Be Arrested
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
Employment: Govt Announces Plans For Pacific Seasonal Workers
Inflation: CPI Rise Drops In Year To June - What Will Bollard Say?
Politics: Harawira Explains Position Vis A Vis Non Assistance
Maori: Rankin Says Hapu Plans To Withdraw From Treaty
Education: How Dodgy Is Your Teacher?
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POLITICAL COLUMN

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Pacific: Clark Assures Sogavare He Will Not Be Arrested
Scoop
Image: Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh
Sogavare.

Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare is fearful he will be arrested over the Julian Moti affair when he returns to Honiara on Thursday, but New Zealand says his fears are unjustified. Julian Moti, an Australian lawyer, was able to flee Papua New Guinea for the Solomons aboard a PNG military plane, despite Australia's efforts to extradite him on child sex charges. See... NZ Assures Sogavare He Will Not Be Arrested [1]
ALSO:

  • Scoop Report - Pacific Leaders Announce Review Of RAMSI [2]
  • Scoop Report - Australia's Dominance Drives Wedge Into Pacific [3]
  • MSG - MSG Leaders Condemn The Raid on Solomon Is [4]
  • Scoop Report - Solomon Islands Issues Five Point Plan [5]
  • NZ Govt - Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific states [6]
  • More Pacific Islands Forum News [7]
  • Scoop Audio.95bFM Audio: [8] Scoop's Selwyn Manning talks to bFM's Noelle McCarthy from the Pacific Island Leaders Forum.
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [9] Helen Clark on the early session of the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meeting, Tuesday.
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: [10] Helen Clark Press Conference Q&A


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00374.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00370.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00347.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00493.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00369.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00451.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz#pacis
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00353.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00367.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00368.htm


    QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

  • Questions For Oral Answer – Wednesday, 25 October 2006 [1]
  • Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 24 October 2006 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00453.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00450.htm


    Employment: Govt Announces Plans For Pacific Seasonal Workers

    A new seasonal work scheme will let Pacific workers fill horticulture and viticulture jobs when no New Zealanders are available, say Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope and Immigration Minister David Cunliffe. "The new Recognised Seasonal Employer policy has been designed to ensure New Zealanders get first opportunities at jobs. It contains strong incentives for employers to train and upskill the domestic workforce," Mr Benson-Pope said. See... Seasonal policy good news for NZ, Pacific states [1]
    ALSO:

  • National - Seasonal permits must be faithfully policed [2]
  • NZ First - Pacific Permits Will Boost Local Industry [3]
  • CTU - Seasonal Labour Plan Must Focus on Development [4]
  • Oxfam - Oxfam welcomes NZ offer on Pacific labour mobility [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00454.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00452.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00270.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00269.htm


    Inflation: CPI Rise Drops In Year To June - What Will Bollard Say?

    The Consumers Price Index (CPI) increased 0.7 percent in the September 2006 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The most significant contributions to the CPI this quarter came from higher prices for the housing and household utilities and food groups. See... Housing, Household Utilities Drive CPI [1]
    ALSO:

  • Statistics NZ - Food Prices Rise [2]
  • CTU - Lower CPI should impact on Reserve Bank [3]
  • Infometrics - Falling house prices good news for Reserve Bank [4]
  • Nielsen NetRatings - Top Sites - Business And Finance [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00463.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00462.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00265.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00464.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00465.htm


    Politics: Harawira Explains Position Vis A Vis Non Assistance

    I chose to stand in the Tai Tokerau Maori Seat, and I was elected to serve the needs of my electorate, just as others were elected to serve the interests of their electorates. I regret that I cannot help everybody who wants a hand, but I am not so foolish as to think I can. So I write back to people to explain my situation, and to ensure that they are referred to the MP elected to serve their needs. This is how the letter looks. See... Ae Marika: Serving His Own [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00449.htm


    Maori: Rankin Says Hapu Plans To Withdraw From Treaty

    In a controversial move, the leader of Northland's Matarahurahu hapu, David Rankin, has announced that he will be the first hapu in the country to withdraw from the Treaty of Waitangi. Mr. Rankin's ancestor, Hone Heke, was the first chief in the country to sign the Treaty on 6 February 1840. 'Our withdrawal from the Treaty is in accordance with international law governing Treaty relationships,' says Mr. Rankin. See... Termination of Treaty 'has British Govt support' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00263.htm


    Education: How Dodgy Is Your Teacher?

    The Teachers’ Council must lift its game to meet the expectations of parents and the standards of the profession, says National Party Education spokesman Bill English. His comments follow revelations that teachers with suspect passes continue to be registered, including one teacher who sexually abused his 15-year-old niece, describing touching her as ‘somewhat addictive’, another with three convictions for assault and another with a conviction for importing drugs. See... Teachers’ Council must lift its game [1]
    ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Teachers Council reassures Minister on processes [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00446.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00444.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Getting more value from our Shared Fisheries [1]
  • Progressive Party - Anderton attacks vacuous reporting on drinking age [2]
  • National - National Party announces new General Manager [3]
  • National - Charging for private pathology tests flawed [4]
  • National - 30% of schools in the dark [5]
  • ACT New Zealand - White Elephant Priority Over Defence Personnel [6]
  • Greens - Welfare realities contradict rosy Govt picture [7]
  • United Future - 1080 reassessment needs time [8]
  • Office of the Speaker - Registrar of Pecuniary Interests appointed [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00463.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00457.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00264.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00459.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00456.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00448.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00462.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00455.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00461.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMN:

  • Judith Collins - Clevedon MP Newsletter [1]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00464.htm


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